Starting with Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple offered simplified functionality for the buttons for closing, increasing and minimizing program windows. On Mac, these buttons are traditionally located in the upper left corner of the program window. Clicking on the green window scaling button in applications that do not support macOS full-screen mode will result in the window simply increasing to the maximum size. In the programs that support the native full-screen mode, clicking on the button will allow you to deploy the application to full screen.

macOS offers a number of other window management options, for example, reducing the window size to a minimum without, stretching one side of the application window to there minimal size or hiding all windows.

I bring to your attention a few useful tips that allow you to simplify working with application windows on Mac.

Hiding Application Windows on Mac

In order to hide (almost the same as the minimized) active application, press the “Command” + “H” combination or select the “Hide” parameter in the application menu.

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To hide all windows of open applications, except for the one you are working with, use the keyboard shortcut “Command” + “Option” + “H” on the keyboard or select the option “Hide others” in the program menu.

Minimize the Current Application Window

“Command” + “M” The combination minimizes the current window. This is useful when you want to temporarily pause a window.

To restore a minimized window, click the application icon in the Dock. If you have minimized several windows, right-click on the icon to bring up the context menu and open the required window from it.

Hide and Minimize All Mac Windows

“Command” + “Option” + “H” + “M” this effect is instantaneous and immediately clears the display of all application windows, without closing or closing any of the applications.

Resize Application Window to Mac

Changing the window size is quite simple – move the mouse cursor to the edge or corner of the window, click and drag the edge or corner of the window to the right, left, up or down. To resize only parts of the window, double click on one of its edges and the window will automatically turn to the right side of the screen.


With these options, you can easily manage any of the windows on the screen, without having to touch each side or corner separately.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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